I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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Recent Articles
  • Texting and driving

    Tougher distracted driving law takes effect today

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington drivers will have to put down their phones or else face tougher penalties under a new distracted driving law that takes effect this weekend. Texting or holding a phone to your ear is already against the law in the state, but the new measure now prohibits anything else that requires drivers to hold their electronic devices — including phones, tablets and other electronic gadgets — while behind the wheel. That means no reading of incoming text […]

  • Firefighters stress smoke alarms, drills in light of recent fatal house fires

    AUBURN, Wash. – Two fires in two different communities have turned tragic in just the past week alone. Late Wednesday night, a 32-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy died when fire consumed their Auburn apartment. Last weekend, two more children died in a Skagit County house fire that authorities believe was set on purpose. These are awful tragedies no family should have to suffer. So we wanted to ask firefighters – what can people do now to protect our families […]

  • Mother of murdered son organizes march against gun violence

    SEATTLE – Dozens of women and children took to the streets Saturday to denounce the recent gun violence in South Seattle. Two men were shot near the Rainier Playfields this week – both of them died. And Seattle Police said shootings across the city have spiked more than 30 percent this time of year compared to 2016. Organizers for the “When Mothers Walk, Save Our Sons” march believes the community engagement could save their children from violence. “I just want […]

  • Father of 18-year-old killed by Amtrak train warns other teens about railway dangers

    SILVANA, Wash. – A Snohomish County father shared a warning with families across our region after his teenage daughter died while trying to beat the heat with her friends. Stephani Moser, 18, was on a train trestle but was killed when a passenger train hit her before she could get out of danger’s way. The accident happened last weekend. Stephani was hanging out with friends and jumping off the bridge to cool off in the river. “If I could trade […]

  • Tacoma passes new laws targeting homeless in cars, tents

    TACOMA, Wash — Lawmakers in Tacoma recently passed new ordinances restricting where and how long homeless people can live in certain spots. Elected officials declared homelessness an emergency earlier this year and is now following a three-phased approach to deal with the issue. Part of the plan includes providing basic human services, like fresh water and garbage collection, to city-approved homeless camps. But now new ordinances limit the amount of time people can sleep in their car – and makes […]

  • New police patrols proposed near King County Courthouse after 2 jurors assaulted

    SEATTLE — Assaults, harassment, drug dealing — police said it’s happening in broad daylight outside the King County Courthouse. Some jurors are even asking judges to dismiss them from jury duty, saying they don’t feel safe along Third Avenue. Now the King County sheriff is asking local lawmakers to increase his budget to get deputies walking patrols to help keep the peace. More than 18,000 people visit the courthouse every year. On Tuesday, a group of jurors, judges and police […]

  • Mason County sheriff warns proposed budget cuts too deep into public safety

    SHELTON, Wash. – A budget crisis in one South Sound community could mean drastic cuts to a host of public services. Mason County’s top cop is sounding the alarm, saying the proposed cuts to his budget could jeopardize public safety. The budget shortfall has been brewing for a while but now county departments are being told to find a way to help close a nearly $2 million gap. Animal Control Officer Cindy Brewer has been working in the department for […]

  • Burn bans enacted as fire danger increases

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. – As the temperatures continue to rise, so does the danger of wildfires across our state. Several North Sound counties have enacted burn bans because of the fire risk. The bans on burning doesn’t include things like camp fires or fire pits — as long as is water nearby and people don’t leave the fire unattended. But some fire officials said just because you can doesn’t mean you should, because the fire danger is only growing. “This is […]

  • ATF joins probe into suspected Whidbey Island arson that destroyed 2 homes, damaged another

    LANGLEY, Wash. – An early morning fire destroyed two homes and damaged another on Whidbey Island, and now federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have joined the investigation. Island County deputies arrested one man in connection to the case, claiming he set the fire on purpose. Firefighters have been watching out for hot-spots since early Thursday morning. Neighbors told Q13 News they woke up to the sound of an explosion. When firefighters arrived, they found […]

  • Fireworks blamed for fire that knocked 10,000 Comcast customers offline in Pierce County

    PUYALLUP, Wash. – Firefighting officials said Fourth of July fireworks are likely to blame for a number of injuries and property damage across the region. First responders in Pierce County said fireworks also caught a power pole ablaze – knocking out television, internet and telephone service for up to 10,000 Comcast customers. Access to 911 was also cut after the fire. Neighbors along 21st Street SE said the flames last night were at least 20 feet high. A homeowner told Q13 […]